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  • 400 Seiten
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The definitive biography of the powerful commissioner who masterminded theSuper Bowl and changed professional sports foreverPete Rozelle built a sports empire. He invented the Super Bowl, tripled the size of the NFL, and turned football into a billion-dollar business. Before he came along, Monday was just anotherweeknight. Rozelle was the archetype of the modern sports commissioner and one of Time magazine's100 most important people of the 20th century.In Rozelle, critically acclaimed biographer Jeff Davis goes deep into the extraordinary life of thislegendary figure. Showcasing exclusive interviews with more than a hundred of Rozelle's familymembers, colleagues, admirers, and detractors, Davis weaves a compelling narrative fabric that masterfullyspans Rozelle's life from childhood through his days as an executive with the L. A. Rams, to his triumphs as commissioner of the NFL and his everlasting impact on the American way of sport.
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Foreword by Ernie Accorsi Chapter 1: I Come To You With Clean Hands Chapter 2: The Golden Boy From Golden State Chapter 3: Glamour, Glitter, and Grit. The Education of a Young Man Chapter 4: To The Olympics and Back Chapter 5: 1958-59 The Game has Arrived Chapter 6: New Kids on the Block Chapter 7: The Torch is Passed Chapter 8: 1961-62--Building a Modern NFL Chapter 9: NFL Films Chapter 10: 1963 - The Crucible Chapter 11: The Irreconcilable Decision Chapter 12: Thelma and Annie Chapter 13: License to Print Money - NFL Properties Chapter 14: The Arms Race - Upping the TV Ante Chapter 15: Exit the Air Ace, Enter the Genius Chapter 16: Who Do you Trust? Or Let's Make a Deal Chapter 17: The Not So Super Bowl Chapter 18: Heidi Chapter 19: Joe Willie Guarantees Victory - and Trouble Chapter 20: Turn on the Lights, the Party's Started! Chapter 21: Carrie Chapter 22: Mr. Garvey's Restless Workers Chapter 23: Rozelle Rule Gets a Reprieve Chapter 24: Just Win Baby and the Silent Autumn of 1982 Chapter 25: USFL or USLSS? Chapter 26: Strike Three, but not Out Chapter 27: Time to Smell the Roses Chapter 28: The Sunset Years Chapter 29: From Rozelle to Tagliabue to Goodell
"Many football fans will enjoy reading in-depth accounts of people or incidents they've only heard about in passing!. Davis does a superb job of weaving the story of a man's life with the evolution of a sport he guided." Chicago Sun-Times 20071115 "A well-written and thorough portrait of one of the most prominent sports people of the 20th century." Library Journal 20071115

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